How to Apply Guidelines and Application Form

Closing Date: Friday 16th February, 2024

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified within one month of the application closing date.

General Information

The Mason Family Trust was established in 2012 to provide former students of Bendigo Senior Secondary College with support, in the form of bursaries to pursue a career and further study within the traditional Arts:

  • Visual Arts
  • Dance & Drama
  • Music
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Media
  • Stained Glass or Art Glass

The Trust makes available $30,000 per annum which will be used to support a number of applicants.

The trust may be used for course materials, specialist courses or lessons and international travel costs related to the area of study. It is not available for local travel and living costs. Any amount awarded through the trust MUST be spent on the items specified in the approval of the application.

All applicants will be required to present a succinct written report outlining how the funds were spent by 30 September 2024. Students must complete the completed budget proforma which will be emailed along with the acceptance letter as part of this report.  Applicants are invited to share their learning with current BSSC students through a school visit or practical demonstration of their work.

The number of bursaries awarded and the final value of the bursaries will be at the discretion of the panel. The provision of a bursary will be conditional upon proof of enrolment in the specified course.

Successful applicants are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. Through the Mason Family Trust, Bendigo TAFE and La Trobe University have been provided with funds to support current students at those institutions.

Students applying for a Mason Family Trust Bursary through Bendigo Senior Secondary College are ineligible if they are in receipt of another Mason Family Trust Bursary.


Applications for a Mason Family Trust Bursary for 2024 are invited from former students of Bendigo Senior Secondary College who:

  • Wish to undertake further education and training in the Visual or Performing Arts
  • Need financial assistance to enable them to complete a traditional Arts course already enrolled in
  • Are not in receipt of another Mason Family Trust Bursary

Selection Criteria

Applications will be competitively reviewed and applicants will be selected against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest and passion in developing a career within the Arts
  • Community involvement in the Arts
  • Academic merit
  • Personal qualities and character

How to Apply

Read the general information carefully and complete the online form below. Attach required supporting material and lodge the application by the due date.

When to Apply

Applications must be received by 4.00pm Friday 16th February, 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

More information

Contact Bendigo Senior Secondary College:
Ph: 54431222

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